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Ricky Gervais Reboots Scoop

The Independent carries a report about recent films with a journalism theme. Prominently featured is a new film written, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais who is still struggling to repeat¬†his early satirical success with the¬†BBC TV series¬†The Office. This … Continue reading

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Basil Seal Rides Yet Again

D.J. Taylor in the Independent announces low expectations for the BBC’s plans to revive¬†its 1970s sit. com.¬†Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.¬†The plan is to have the 74 year old Michael Crawford reprise his role as¬†youthfully naive Frank Spencer among a … Continue reading

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Adapter of Brideshead Film Profiled in Independent

Andrew Davies, probably the most prominent adapter of books into TV series is profiled in a recent issue of the Independent newspaper. This article is inspired by¬†his latest script which adapted Tolstoy’s War and Peace into a 6-hour series on … Continue reading

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Brideshead Among Forerunners of Gay Lit Opening

In today’s Independent, Boyd Tonkin identifies¬†Patricia Highsmith’s novel on which the new film Carol¬†is based as an early example of ground-breaking gay literature. The Lesbian romance was originally published in 1952 as The Price of Salt but under a pseudonym … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Neoligisms

Novelist and critic D.J. Taylor¬†contributed a column on neologisms to the Independent newspaper earlier this month. This was inspired by the release of the Collins dictionary’s latest list of the top new words for this year. ¬†These included “Corbynomics”, “dadbod” … Continue reading

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Independent Includes Waugh Novel in Weekend Reads

The Independent newspaper has published a list of its top 23¬†recommendations for a book to be read conveniently in a single weekend. It has included Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited in its selections. This seems odd, given that it is one of … Continue reading

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